Ghana to implement new bilateral cooperation on maternal, child health

Ghanaian authorities have put in place measures to start the implementation of a vital bilateral health cooperation project with China, a release said here on Thursday. Under their bilateral health pacts reached last September, China and Ghana agreed to undertake a project for the improvement in maternal and child...

New free course from the World Health Organization aims at ending all forms of abuse in Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a free international course in mental health to some 50,000 Ghanaians who are interested in ending discrimination, abuse in mental health and its related services. Known as the QualityRights in Mental Health e-training, and its currently online and accessible to anyone living...

Teen battling cancer livestreams graduation from hospital bed

A Washington teen battling cancer was hospitalized on the day of his graduation, so staff brought the celebration to him. Michael Albrecht, a graduating senior at North Creek High School, watched from his hospital bed as his sister received his diploma on his behalf. “It’s still...

Health professionals trained on use of AED machines

As part of efforts to respond effectively to cardiovascular diseases, including cardiac arrest in hospitals in the country, some 120 health professionals are being trained on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) machines. AEDs are portable electronic devices used in reviving persons who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest,...

Midwives group calls for equity in distribution of logistics

The Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the health sector to ensure equity in the distribution of health infrastructure, basic social amenities and logistics, particularly, in deprived areas where midwives work to better the lives of rural women and children. According...